Monday, June 11, 2012 - 19:52 (Eastern)
Nineteen years ago we saw this tagline: “An Adventure 65 Million Years In The Making”
June 1993, the summer that spurred a legendary book into a legendary film. Spielberg, knowing that the novel would be a hit, was sold the rights to make a film before the book was even published. That summer, Jurassic Park woud gross $914 million worldwide, and would forever be remembered for the magical film that it is. It is because of the Jurassic Park franchise, that we are here today. Jurassic Park Legacy would like to commemorate this day, June 11th, in remembrance of the film that has brought us all together by sharing some of the less common imagery that has been come across over the years.
A group photo taken of the cast and crew that worked so tirelessly for four years to bring us the film we have today. Taken at the massive Studio 12 where the Main Road
Attack scene was filmed, with Stan Winston’s massive 40ft T.rex animatronic in the back.
This scene was one of the most arduous to create for Steven Spielberg
. The Tyrannosaurus
animatronic was built with a very specific weight in mind. However, the skin was made of foam latex which acts like a sponge to liquid. This presented a major problem for the crew. After a while, the foam latex skin would become saturated with so much water that the additional weight of the water caused the robotics beneath to shake violently, forcing filming to be halted until the skin could be drained.
Although the quality is far from perfect, this image represents one of the concept colorations for the Tyrannosaurus in the first Jurassic Park. This piece is of particular interest due to the coloration that is of strikingly similarity to that of the coloration use for the T.rex in the movie.
Two behind-the-scenes captures of the now late Bob Peck’s character, Park Warden Robert Muldoon
’s, last stand as he is attacked by a Velociraptor
. It is here that Robert Muldoon utters his famous line turned internet meme, “clever girl…” as he realizes that he has fallen prey to a trap set up very much in the same pattern as that described by paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant
at the beginning of the film after a volunteering child
scoffs at it’s supposed bird-like attributes, describing it as a “six foot turkey”.
A shot of Laura Dern’s stunt double for the film, Patricia Tallman, as she takes a break in front of the main gate
that visitors to Jurassic Park would enter through upon their start of the tour. That is, if the Park systems were to never have been sabotaged, allowing the dinosaurs to wreak havoc on the island
. The gate was built on a Waikoko Forest Management Road in Kauai, however time took it’s toll to the structure and currently all that remains of the pillars are two wooden poles where each pillar once stood.
This is a print out of the cover of the book that Tim Murphy
totes around Isla Nublar. Labeled “Dinosaur Detectives” and written by Alan Grant and Michael Backes, the book is a bestseller and Martin Kline of Columbia University states, “Whether you like dinosaurs or not, this book will open your eyes to the truly fascinating world of paleontology. A refreshingly bright and interesting overview of these so-called dinosaur detectives… Loads of good stuff!” Published by Perneum Press of Quinn and Ryan Publishers, the book has a foreword by Sir Richard Attenborough. According to Dr. Ellie Sattler
, the book is fully illustrated.
This last piece is for a bit of interesting, and somewhat humorous, observation. Park technician John Raymond Arnold
does not appear fond of the pink polos worn by other Jurassic Park employees, however he does seem fond of their pink socks. If you ever wished to see Samuel L. Jackson in pink socks, here’s your chance. We have a special announcement! A New Fan Fiction!
BioSyn is an upcoming fan fiction written by Robert “evolution_rex” Hall and Mathieu “Sickle_Claw” Munoz. What makes this fan fiction so unique? The point of this fan fiction starts with one big question: What other kinds of things go on in the Jurassic Park Universe? It’s always been clear the technology seen in the films are far beyond that of our own. Genetically resurrecting dinosaurs was implied to be advanced science in the film, but it’s clear that there is so much more that wasn’t even considered unusual. So, we thought of how we could include some of the other possible technology never seen in the films. First thing came to mind was a Jurassic Park spin-off.
That’s right, a spin-off. BioSyn will not be your average fan fiction. It won’t involve InGen, Isla Sorna, Isla Nublar, or even dinosaurs. This will be something completely new. What exactly will it be about? Well, that’s the fun part. You’re going to have to wait and see.
BioSyn: Coming soon to a JPL near you.